On the evening of October 30, 1922 the first formal meeting of the Kenilworth Historical Society was held. Mrs. Joseph Sears held the meeting at the Sears home, as well as served dinner to all of those in attendance. Following the inception of the Kenilworth Historical Society, the members of the Historical Society began the tradition of holding a biennial turkey dinner with the purpose of commemorating Joseph Sears’ purchase of the land that was developed into to Village of Kenilworth.
Today, the Biennial Dinner serves as the Kenilworth Historical Society’s largest fundraiser and the 2014 Biennial Dinner is quickly approaching. The 2014 Dinner highlights the relationship between the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition and the Village of Kenilworth. Chicago Historian, Bill Hinchliff will present “The Columbian Exposition and The Marketing of Kenilworth as a World’s Fair Village.”
The 2014 Biennial Dinner will be held on Friday October 24th, 2014 at the Kenilworth Club. For further information, or to make reservations, contact the Kenilworth Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.251.2565.
The Kenilworth Historical Society thanks you for your generous and ongoing support.
The historic Kenilworth Metra train station, still in heavy use today by commuters and visitors alike, makes a picturesque place to hold our newest exhibit – “The History of Kenilworth “, brought to you by The Kenilworth Historical Society. Over the coming year, or more, new installments will continue to inform and entertain riders waiting for their Metra – Union Pacific North Line train.
The Kenilworth Historical Society
The Kenilworth Historical Society was founded in 1922 to preserve and present the history of this early planned community of Kenilworth, Illinois, incorporated in 1896. The mission of the Historical Society is to collect, preserve, research, exhibit and interpret items that illustrate the history of the village and its people and to place them in context with nearby communities, and state and national events
Kenilworth, Illinois is located between the villages of Wilmette and Winnetka, sixteen miles north of the Chicago loop.
The Society is located in the Stuart Memorial Building, 415 Kenilworth Avenue in the center of the village, directly east of the train station and across the street from the Kenilworth Assembly Hall. Kenilworth Avenue is accessible from Sheridan Road on the eastern end and Green Bay Road on the western end.
Museum and Research Center Hours:
Mondays, 9:00 t0 4:30 and Thursdays, 9:00 to 4:30 Kenilworth, Illinois is located between the villages of Wilmette and Winnetka, sixteen miles north of the Chicago loop.